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Public Hearings on Expedited Bills

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The Montgomery County Council will conduct public hearings on the following Expedited Bills:

Expedited Bill 2-21, Taxation - Development Impact Taxes for Transportation and Public School Improvements - Amendments - Effective Date, would change the effective date of Chapter 37, Laws of Montgomery County 2020. The public hearing will be conducted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. The deadline to sign-up is January 18 at 5:00 p.m.

Expedited Bill 1-21, Growth and Infrastructure Policy - Renamed - Expedited Development Approval Excise Tax - Repealed, would rename the Subdivision Staging Policy the Growth and Infrastructure Policy; repeal the Expedited Development Approval Excise Tax; and generally amend the law governing the County Growth and Infrastructure Policy. The public hearing will be conducted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. The deadline to sign-up is February 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Documents and information are available at

NOTE: During the Covid-19 state of emergency, the public is not able to be physically present in the Council Hearing Room. Residents who would like to call in to testify at a Council public hearing need to preregister on the Council's web page at Once the public hearing sign up request form is submitted and the public hearing list is created, individuals will receive separate confirmation notifications that include the appropriate phone number to call for the public hearing.

Community members also have the option to provide audio, video and written testimony to the Council using a recently developed online testimony form on the Council's web page which can be found at The testimony provided with the online option carries the same weight as testimony given at a public hearing. Councilmembers consider all comments as part of their deliberations.

Comments and suggestions are welcome online at; via email at; by sending regular mail to County Council, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. For information or to express an opinion call 240-777-7900.

The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056; and FiOS channel 30. Also available live via streaming through the Council website at, Facebook Live (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil or @ConcejodelCondadodeMontgomery), or YouTube (@MoCoCouncilMD).

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Release ID: 21-007
Media Contact: Anne Brown 240-777-7925